Posts Tagged Bella Star

Beautiful Disaster: How Panache Finally left Niue with a Newly Repaired Rudder.

I’ve had my fair share of trouble aboard Panache, but nothing quite as somber as my fractured rudder. The accident left me unable to carry on, literally and figuratively. Looking into a mirror I knew I had seen this before, although I barely recognized it through my bearded face. I had seen it in Costa […]

Loathing Lightning in Beautiful Costa Rica

When I left El Salvador, Panache was ready for a 30+ day crossing to the Marquesas. After getting 20 miles offshore, I decided to change course towards Costa Rica for three reasons: 1. My Nikon point-and-shoot I left on Bella Star was being held hostage in Costa Rica, waiting for me. 2. Costa Ricans take […]